Lessons In TFS Work Item Customisation - System.State Is Special
I was customising some TFS 2008 Work Items, and I wanted to automate it so that the
System.State value changes to a new state value when a custom field is changed to a specific value.
Quite simply, you can’t do this. The
System.State field cannot have a value copied into it, or have other actions done to it.
If you are serious about automating like this, the only workaround is to create a custom program that listens for a particular event or custom action, and then use the rich TFS API and programmatically change the value of
The same applies to